Intensive family-based programmes to prevent smoking

Summary of the evidence

  • Beneficial

Intensive family-based programmes for preventing smoking by children and adolescents were found in a systematic review (Thomas, 2015, 27 RCTs), to be effective in:

  • reducing cigarette use in adolescents (9 studies, N=4 810) (RR = 0.76, 95 % CI 0.68–0.84)


Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.